CPAA Online Programs

We bring the Illinois Capital City to You

view of state capitol building from down the streetCPAA Online creates opportunities for current and aspiring public service professionals who cannot enroll in our on campus programsWhether you are located elsewhere, tied to your current job, juggling multiple responsibilities, or deployed overseas, we believe you should be able to advance your career through many of the same high quality programs we offer on campus.

UIS provides its online students with the most flexible and cost-efficient way to earn a University of Illinois degree from anywhere in the world.

The CPAA online programs are taught by the same faculty who teach our on-campus courses.

All students accepted into our online degree programs, including those residing outside Illinois, pay e-tuition, which is far below the rate for traditional out-of-state students attending UIS.

Choose one of our CPAA Online programs and learn on your schedule

Best Colleges Online LogoPlease note that the programs below are for those students that want to complete their studies 100% online. This is in contrast to our on campus programs, which would give you the option to blend your classes (take some online, take some on campus) or to take them all on campus.


Graduate Public Service Internship – Chicago

The Graduate Public Service Internship Program (GPSI) is expanding to offer paid graduate student internships with state government agencies in the greater Chicago-area starting in August 2020. GPSI-Chicago is open to UIS graduate students enrolled full-time in one of our online graduate programs.

Students participating in the GPSI-Chicago program will receive the same great benefits offered to all GPSI interns. More information about the benefits of the program can be found here, on our benefits page.

Online Programs


Find more information on how to get started w/ CPAA online.